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Sean Cate
Sean Cate
April 2, 2024 ·  3 min read

Airbag Jeans: The Newest Tech To Help Keep Motorcyclists Safe

As motorcycle riders, safety should always be our top priority; they represent the highest injury rate of all accidents on the road1. One way to stay safe is to wear protective gear that can help minimize the impact of a fall or collision. The latest innovation in this field is the Airbag Jeans from Mo’Cycle, which come equipped with airbags to protect riders in case of an accident. 

Safety Benefits 

Airbag Jeans are designed to provide riders with an added layer of protection in case of an accident. When a rider is thrown from their motorcycle, the airbag system inside the jeans automatically inflates to cushion the hips, tailbone, and other lower body areas previously unprotected for motorcyclists2. Safety features like these can help protect riders from injuries such as broken bones, pelvic fractures, and spinal cord injuries, which can have long-lasting effects on a rider’s quality of life.

Airbag Jeans. Image credit: Mocycle

How They Work

Airbag jeans are designed to be lightweight and comfortable while also providing maximum protection. The jeans are made of a special fabric that can withstand high stress levels without tearing. They look like any other pair of denim jeans3, with the exception of the airbag system powered by a CO2 canister. The system is located inside the jeans, and it inflates in a fraction of a second to cushion the rider’ in the event of a crash.

The airbag system in the jeans is controlled by a small tether, which, in the event of an emergency, will break the seal on the CO2 canister and cause it to inflate. The tether is designed to only break after forces of over 40kg take place, so you won’t have to worry about your plants blowing up while in line at a burger joint. The jeans do deflate afterward and can be reset to be used again.

Additionally, the pants are covered in the world’s strongest denim, ‘Armalith,’ and have been shown to have minimal wear and tear even when a rider is thrown from their bike at speeds up to 44 mph (70kph). 

The Company Behind Airbag Jeans

Mo’Cycle is the Swedish company behind the world’s first pair of airbag jeans. The company was founded with the goal of creating innovative safety solutions for motorcyclists. The company’s airbag systems have been tested by the Swedish company “Airbag Inside” and ensure that the airbag systems meet safety standards and effectively protect riders from injuries.

Novel innovation in motorcycle safety

Airbag jeans are a groundbreaking innovation in motorcycle safety. They provide riders with an added layer of protection in case of an accident, helping to minimize the impact of a fall or collision. These jeans are designed to be lightweight and comfortable while also providing maximum protection. The airbag system inside the jeans is powered by a tether that triggers the inflation of the airbags via Co2 and has been tested to meet the highest safety standards. As riders, it’s important to prioritize safety, and inflatable jeans are just one of the many safety solutions available to us.

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  1. Swedish company unveils world’s first airbag jeans for motorcyclists.” Interesting Engineering. Loukia Papadopoulos. February 18, 2023.
  2. Motorcyclists Can Now Be Safe Thanks to ‘Airbag Jeans’ That Inflate Before Impact to Protect During Accidents.” Good News Network. February 26, 2023.
  3. Airbag Jeans.” Mocycle.